Spark

Spark Author John J. Ratey
ISBN-10 0316138932
Year 2014-05-10
Pages 150
Language en
Publisher Little Brown
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"Supercharge your mental circuits to beat stress, sharpen your thinking, lift your mood, boost your memory, and much more"--Cover.

Spark

Spark Author John J. Ratey
ISBN-10 0316113514
Year 2013-01-01
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Little, Brown
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Did you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance. In SPARK, John Ratey, MD embarks upon a fascinating journey through the mind-body connection, illustrating that exercise is truly our best defense against everything from depression to ADD to addiction to menopause to Alzheimer's. Filled with amazing case studies (such as the revolutionary fitness program in Naperville, Illinois, that has put the local school district of 19,000 kids first in the world of science test scores), SPARK is the first book to explore comprehensively the connection between exercise and the brain. It will change forever the way you think about your morning run.

Go Wild

Go Wild Author John J. Ratey
ISBN-10 9780316246071
Year 2014-06-03
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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The scientific evidence behind why maintaining a lifestyle more like that of our ancestors will restore our health and well-being. In GO WILD, Harvard Medical School Professor John Ratey, MD, and journalist Richard Manning reveal that although civilization has rapidly evolved, our bodies have not kept pace. This mismatch affects every area of our lives, from our general physical health to our emotional wellbeing. Investigating the power of living according to our genes in the areas of diet, exercise, sleep, nature, mindfulness and more, GO WILD examines how tapping into our core DNA combats modern disease and psychological afflictions, from Autism and Depression to Diabetes and Heart Disease. By focusing on the ways of the past, it is possible to secure a healthier and happier future, and GO WILD will show you how.

A User s Guide to the Brain

A User s Guide to the Brain Author John J. Ratey, M.D.
ISBN-10 9780375421792
Year 2001-11-13
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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John Ratey, bestselling author and clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, lucidly explains the human brain’s workings, and paves the way for a better understanding of how the brain affects who we are. Ratey provides insight into the basic structure and chemistry of the brain, and demonstrates how its systems shape our perceptions, emotions, and behavior. By giving us a greater understanding of how the brain responds to the guidance of its user, he provides us with knowledge that can enable us to improve our lives. In A User’s Guide to the Brain, Ratey clearly and succinctly surveys what scientists now know about the brain and how we use it. He looks at the brain as a malleable organ capable of improvement and change, like any muscle, and examines the way specific motor functions might be applied to overcome neural disorders ranging from everyday shyness to autism. Drawing on examples from his practice and from everyday life, Ratey illustrates that the most important lesson we can learn about our brains is how to use them to their maximum potential.

EXUBERANT ANIMAL

EXUBERANT ANIMAL Author FRANK FORENCICH
ISBN-10 1452016410
Year 2006-08-30
Pages 328
Language en
Publisher AuthorHouse
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Move to live, live to move! Health and fitness is a bushy, multi-disciplinary practice that includes body, mind, spirit and the creative imagination. Exuberant Animal explores the totality of human health and promotes a truly integrated approach that spans culture, biology, psychology and animal behavior. You’ll discover powerful new ideas for movement and living that will stimulate your vitality, creativity and enthusiasm. “Frank is a superb writer. His voice is clear, accurate and accessible.” Robert Sapolsky "No joy, no gain!–that might well be Frank Forencich's exercise motto. A nation filled with fit, playful hominids fully in touch with their evolutionary heritage is a true pleasure to contemplate." Bill McKibben “I really appreciate Frank’s innovative approach. His method is sophisticated, playful and holistic.” Debbie Armstrong 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist

Bring It

Bring It Author Tony Horton
ISBN-10 9781609617264
Year 2012-05-08
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Rodale
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Creator of the best-selling P90X workout series, Tony Horton shows you how to Bring It! for the results you want. Over the past 25 years, Tony Horton has helped millions of people--from stay-at home moms to military personnel to list celebrities--transform their bodies and their lives with innovative workouts and cutting-edge advice. Now in his first book he shares the fundamentals of his fitness philosophy with millions more, revealing his secrets for getting fit and healthy and melting away pounds. One-size-fits-all diets and exercise regimens just don't work--that's why Tony creates unique programs for each of his clients. In Bring It! he shows you how to build your own diet and fitness plan tailored to your individual lifestyle, preferences, and goals. With a Fitness Quotient (FQ) quiz designed to assess your likes, dislikes, and current fitness level, you can choose the program that's right for you. In photographs and easy-to-follow instructions, Tony demonstrates his unique moves and exercise combinations that include cardio fat burners, lower body blitzers, core strengthening, plyometrics, yoga, and more. You'll also discover Tony's fat-blasting eating plan and detox tips, delicious recipes, and mental motivators. Whether you've never been to the gym before, are looking to get bikini ready, or simply want to take your workout to the next level, Tony Horton can give you the results you've been looking for. A better body--and future--is possible when you commit to change. Get ready to Bring It!

As You Think

As You Think Author James Allen
ISBN-10 1577312848
Year 2010-09-24
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher New World Library
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In 1904, a relatively unknown Englishman named James Allen wrote a little book called As a Man Thinketh. The book has become one of the world’s greatest self-help books — “self-empowerment” is a better term — for it not only reveals to us that the keys to success are within our own minds, it shows us how to use these keys to unlock the greatest fulfillment we can imagine. In this revised edition, author and publisher Marc Allen updates this classic, changing language that has become dated or obsolete, and honing the clarity of the message. He makes As You Think gender inclusive, showing how these principles are truly universal and apply to everyone, regardless of sex, age, race, beliefs, social class, or education. As You Think is a simple yet powerful reminder that “all we achieve and all that we fail to achieve is the direct result of our own thoughts.” We are the masters of our destinies.

The First 20 Minutes

The First 20 Minutes Author Gretchen Reynolds
ISBN-10 9781848315204
Year 2013-01-03
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Icon Books Ltd
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Discover the amazing restorative powers of chocolate milk on tired muscles, how running can actually be good for your knees and how even just 20 minutes of regular exercise can transform your health and well-being. Right now, modern science is revolutionizing the traditional workout. More is known about exercise, health and fitness than ever before, from how (and how much) we should be exercising, to the pros and cons of barefoot running and the effect music can have on a workout. In The First Twenty Minutes New York Times columnist Gretchen Reynolds has turned the key findings of cutting-edge research into practical, user-friendly advice to help you improve the way you exercise. Whether you are a sprinter or a marathon runner, whether your goal is weight loss or a faster 5k, this book provides evidence-based answers showing you how you can train more efficiently, recover more quickly and reap all the physical and mental benefits of an exercise regime specifically tailored to meet your individual needs.

Exercise for Mood and Anxiety

Exercise for Mood and Anxiety Author Michael Otto Ph.D.
ISBN-10 9780199831791
Year 2011-07-28
Pages 248
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Exercise has long been touted anecdotally as an effective tool for mood improvement, but only recently has rigorous science caught up with these claims. There is now overwhelming evidence that regular exercise can help relieve low mood-from feelings of stress and anxiety to full depressive episodes. With Exercise for Mood and Anxiety, Michael Otto and Jasper Smits, well-known authorities on cognitive behavioral therapy, take their empirically-based mood regulation strategy from the clinic to the general public. Written for those with diagnosed mood disorders as well as those who simply need a new strategy for managing the low mood and stress that is an everyday part of life, this book provides readers with step-by-step guidance on how to start and maintain an exercise program geared towards improving mood, with a particular emphasis on understanding the relationship between mood and motivation. Readers learn to attend carefully to mood states prior to and following physical activity in order to leverage the full benefits of exercise, and that the trick to maintaining an exercise program is not in applying more effort, but in arranging one's environment so that less effort is needed. As a result readers not only acquire effective strategies for adopting a successful program, but are introduced to a broader philosophy for enhancing overall well-being. Providing patient vignettes, rich examples, and extensive step-by-step guidance on overcoming the obstacles that prevent adoption of regular exercise for mood, Exercise for Mood and Anxiety is a unique translation of scientific principles of clinical and social psychology into an action-based strategy for mood change.

Conquering Depression and Anxiety Through Exercise

Conquering Depression and Anxiety Through Exercise Author Keith W. Johnsgård
ISBN-10 1591021928
Year 2004
Pages 305
Language en
Publisher Pyr Books
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With depression and unhealthy lifestyles running rampant in America, clinicalpsychologist Johnsgard proposes exercise as a means of improving not just ourphysical well-being but our state of mind.

Dr Susan Love s Menopause and Hormone Book

Dr  Susan Love s Menopause and Hormone Book Author Susan M. Love
ISBN-10 9780609809969
Year 2003-01
Pages 420
Language en
Publisher Harmony
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Examines the scientific evidence for and against hormone therapy for women past menopause, reviews the alternatives to it, and discusses its risks and limitations.

Arts with the Brain in Mind

Arts with the Brain in Mind Author Eric Jensen
ISBN-10 9781416600749
Year 2001-05-01
Pages 150
Language en
Publisher ASCD
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Publisher description: This book presents the definitive case, based on what we know about the brain and learning, for making arts a core part of the basic curriculum and thoughtfully integrating them into every subject. Separate chapters address musical, visual, and kinesthetic arts in ways that reveal their influence on learning.

Exercising Your Way to Better Mental Health

Exercising Your Way to Better Mental Health Author Larry M. Leith
ISBN-10 1885693095
Year 1998-01-01
Pages 119
Language en
Publisher
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This is the first book of its kind to reveal the link between physical fitness and psychological well-being. Dr. Larry Leith, renowned exercise scientist, shares with the reader how exercise can fight depression, ease stress, and brighten one's mood. The book includes many practical strategies designed to improve the reader's enjoyment of and adherence to an exercise program.

Move Yourself

Move Yourself Author Tedd Mitchell
ISBN-10 1118038916
Year 2010-12-14
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Praise for Move Yourself "Move Yourself is a timely and user-friendly guide to better health. I could go on, but it's time for me to get up and get moving!" --Tom Brokaw "The science is clear: staying healthy means moving our bodies more, choosing more of the right foods in the proper portions, and avoiding unsafe behaviors like smoking. In Move Yourself, you'll find the kind of sound advice and strong motivation you'd expect from an expert personal coach." --Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S., 17th Surgeon General of the United States and Vice Chairman of Canyon Ranch "Being fit has always been important in my career, both as a martial artist and as an actor. But what I learned long ago is that a physically active lifestyle also improves every aspect of living. The good news is that you don't have to train like an athlete to receive these tremendous benefits; you just have to make it a priority. In Move Yourself, Drs. Mitchell and Church explain just how easy it can be. With just a little commitment and a little know-how, you too can make yourself feel like a champ!" --Chuck Norris "As a former couch potato, I can attest to the incredible health benefits that come from physical activity. Move Yourself shows that you don't have to become a gym rat--here's everything you need to get moving at your own reasonable pace." --Jack Challem, author of Stop Prediabetes Now and The Food-Mood Solution Think you don't have the time--or the energy--to do what it takes to look and feel better? Now you can take control of your health and be happier and stronger--and you don't need to join a gym to do it! Move Yourself is the breakthrough program you've been waiting for. Based on cutting-edge research from the medical director of the world-renowned Cooper Clinic, this practical, easy-to-follow guide gives you the strategies and advice you need to improve your strength, flexibility, mood, weight, and overall health. All it takes is a few minutes of low-dose physical activity each day to start seeing results.